There is no reason to feel embarrassed or ashamed about taking a medication. If it helps you feel normal and happy, that's great. It's not about what other people think, it's about how YOU feel and if you feel good and can enjoy life and interact, keep taking it. I'm on Xanax and am not at all ashamed of taking it. People I work with know I'm on it and accept it just fine. My family and friends know why I am taking it and don't judge me. Noone should judge another. I'd say if someone has a problem with you taking a med, it's their problem, not yours. Do what you need to do for YOU. It is no different than someone taking a pain medication or a seizure medication every day. Different disorders call for different meds. I wish you well and that the Paxil continues to work well for you.
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day. It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.